The primary mission of Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) is to enhance the quality of life for diverse, limited resource audiences through supportive research at local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Our programs address the needs of small farmers in twelve counties throughout the state of Missouri. We have regional and area educators in both Urban Impact Centers in Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as outreach centers in Sikeston, Lilbourn, and Caruthersville, in Southeast Missouri. Our Extension Specialists, located primarily on Lincoln’s main campus, facilitate extension and outreach programs covering essential subject areas that are relevant and positively impact Missouri residents.
Take a closer look at LUCE.
- Agricultural Economics and Marketing
- Community and Leadership Development
- Diversity Programs
- Human Resource Development
- Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program
- Kansas City Urban Impact Center
- Minority Health and Aging
- Native Plants
- Sheep, Goat and Value-Added Fiber Program
- Small Ruminant Program
- Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers Program (2501 Program)
- Southeast Missouri 1890 Extension Programs
- St. Louis Urban Impact Center
- Vegetable Integrated Pest Management
- Youth Development and 4-H
Areas of Interest
- Information Technology Center
- Media Center
- Memorandum of Understanding (Operating Principles)
- Useful Links for Faculty and Staff
Integrate research, education, and Extension to ensure that groundbreaking research discoveries go beyond the laboratory and make their way into the classroom and to communities where people can put the knowledge into practice and improve their lives.
Extension takes knowledge gained through research and education to the people who need it most.
Nutrition, Health and Food Safety: (Food Security and Hunger) - enhancing food security through productive and sustainable agricultural systems,
ensuring a safe food supply and improving food quality
Bioenergy, Climate and Environment: (Climate Change) - ensuring sustainable and adaptive agro-ecosystems in response to variable climates
Youth, Family, and Community: (Sustainable Energy) - reducing childhood obesity and improving citizens' health through nutrition, ensuring energy independence through clean, biobased energy systems